Antiques Collectables

Lake Boon (Postcard History Series) by Lewis Halprin,Alan Kattelle

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By Lewis Halprin,Alan Kattelle

Lake Boon is a gorgeous 65-acre lake situated west of Boston. starting within the Twenties, its accessibility from Boston and western suburbs through railroads made it a well-liked destination. Attracted through its usual good looks, a full of life and decorous summer time neighborhood grew and back yr after yr to get pleasure from boating, bathing, fishing, and plenty of different actions. Photographers have been additionally interested in the lake, and lots of in their pictures grew to become postcards utilized by the lake citizens and viewers to ship to acquaintances and family. via classic postcards, Lake Boon is a visible trip round the lake because it regarded within the early 1900s.

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Still Searching for Pipe Dreams by Rick Newcombe

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By Rick Newcombe

"Still looking for Pipe desires" is the second one in a sequence following Rick Newcombe's first e-book, the best-selling "In seek of Pipe Dreams."

Why might someone nonetheless smoke a pipe within the twenty first century while all different types of smoking are being banned around the globe? Why are such a lot of teenagers attracted to pipe amassing and inventive pipe making with such depth and fervour, and why are pipe indicates by surprise offered out, with ready lists for tables? those younger pipe lovers are from the United States, Germany, Russia, Japan, China, Italy, Denmark and all around the world.

Unlike mass-marketed cigarettes, pipe smoking has a wealthy culture that is going again many centuries, and the writer predicts it's the in simple terms type of smoking that might final many centuries into the long run. He contends that average pipe smoking, with out breathing in, promotes rest and transparent pondering, and it serves as an awesome antidote to emphasize that's a lot more secure than the tranquilizers which are so freely disbursed today.

Unlike cigar and cigarette people who smoke, pipe creditors really keep their pipes. They fresh and varnish them and placed them in racks or show cupboards. in the event that they are damaged, they've got them repaired. such a lot pipe people who smoke be mindful once they got each one pipe of their assortment, and each time they take a pipe out, it's a reminder of the earlier, to be loved within the current, for a few years into the future.

This e-book is also inspiring as a result of Rick Newcombe's enthusiasm and optimism, which shine via in each bankruptcy and make it a fast paced and stress-free read.

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Beginner's Guide To Oriental Rugs - 2nd edition by Linda Kline

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By Linda Kline

Publishers Weekly Review
This easy advisor to oriental rugs is geared up to the good thing about the beginner collector. A entire part describes and illustrates the forty-one most typical motifs (geometric, floral and medallion kinds and their diversifications) and the geographic components the place those motifs are produced.

Once the motif of a rug is pointed out, readers can discover a directory of the villages or tribes that frequently hire that layout, and will additional discriminate based on the kind of weave utilized in each one quarter. Persian, Caucasian, Turkish and Turkoman rugs are coated, in addition to these made in India, Pakistan and Roumania.

BACKCOVER:
There are quite a few "Coffee desk" paintings books to be had that function a listing of a few Oriental rugs. even if important, almost all these books are likely to depart humans burdened and are extra comparable to a museum catalogue than serving as an invaluable operating publication for one aspiring to buy or establish oriental rugs.

Invaluable for the potential proprietor and skilled collector, the "Beginner's advisor to Oriental Rugs" provides transparent illustrations of a few of the commonest designs present in Oriental rugs. in addition to those designs are descriptions of some of the rug makers that use the designs. to assist refine issues, the designs are by way of an in depth description of the rugs produced via all the significant rug generating tribes or cities. entire suggestion is additionally given on comparing a carpet, what makes one carpet extra important than one other, and the way to maintain a carpet upon getting it.

Other priceless positive factors comprise a thesaurus, maps of all significant rug generating components, the background of Oriental rugs and the way the carpets are made, and so on. this is the single ebook it is important to establish, evaluation and buy oriental rugs.

AUTHOR BIO:
Linda Kline has been amassing Oriental rugs for nearly twenty years and has traveled commonly in her pastime. She has encountered hundreds of thousands of individuals during this career and provides the Beginner's consultant to Oriental Rugs for you to decrease the volume of time, funds and energy the typical individual faces while contemplating procuring oriental rugs.

Table of Contents
Introduction 5
History &. Making of Oriental Rugs 9
Choosing Your Rug 19
Motifs 29
Persian Rugs 75
Caucasian Rugs. 127
Turkish Rugs 151
Turkoman Rugs.171
Chinese Rugs. 185
India, Pakistan, Roumania. 199
Glossary. 203
Index 218

Motif Illustrations
Barber Pole Stripe 33
Butterfly. 34
Candlestick 35
Caucasian Border 36
Chinese worry 37
Chinese Wave 38
Cloud Band 39
Cock. 40
Cross 41
Cypress 42
Dog. 43
Endless Knot. 44
Fish. 45
Guli Hinnai 46
Herati Border. 47
Jug & Comb. 48
Latch Hook 49
Link 50
Lotus 51
Medallion. 52
Mini Khani. 53
Mir 54
Mirhab 55
Octagon 56
Palmette. 57
Pole Medallion 58
Pomegranate 59
Rosette. 60
Scorpion. 61
Serrated Leaf. 62
Snake 63
Star 64
Swastika. 65
Trantula. 66
Triangle 67
Tree of existence 68
Trefoil . 69
Turkoman Gul . 70
Weeping Willow . 71
Yin Yang . 72
Zig Zag 73

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A Guide Book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents (The by Richard Snow,Tom DeLorey,Q. David Bowers

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By Richard Snow,Tom DeLorey,Q. David Bowers

Award-winning writer Richard Snow examines the Flying Eagle and Indian Head cents of 1856 to 1909, exploring mintages, demanding situations for the collector, and engaging kinds. His date-by-date learn is stronger via historic essays in addition to an attractive assessment of the sequence via the “dean of yank numismatics,” Q. David Bowers. This elevated moment version contains an illustrated biography of dressmaker James Longacre; an appendix on detecting counterfeit and changed cash; an appendix of greater than 1,000 fresh public sale files; a historical past of marketplace costs going again to 1946; and a bibliography for additional research—plus new sections on development cash and toned Proofs.

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Around Walterboro, South Carolina (Postcard History Series) by Sherry J. Cawley

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By Sherry J. Cawley

Walterboro is a urban of lovely, dwelling thoughts, with outdated South plantations dotting its surrounding countrysides and peaceable scenes graced by means of Spanish moss swaying lightly from hundred-year-old reside oak timber. demonstrated as a summer time haven for rice planters from reduce Colleton County in 1784, Walterboro served an analogous objective from the Twenties to the Fifties, while it was once "The position" to forestall for apprehensive tourists making the trek from ny to Florida. round Walterboro hopes to recapture these past days while Walterboro's major advertisement elements have been made from family-owned companies situated alongside two-lane highways rather than modern chain hotels and quickly foodstuff eating places stationed alongside the exits on expressways. This quantity permits the reader to stroll down dusty, shady kingdom roads, learn the exteriors and discover the interiors of a few of Colleton County's so much historical constructions, and walk alongside the avenues of downtown Walterboro and the shorelines of Edisto Island.

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The ‘Broomhandle’ Mauser (Weapon) by Jonathan Ferguson,Peter Dennis

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By Jonathan Ferguson,Peter Dennis

At a time while so much handguns have been restricted to 6 rounds, the ten-shot Mauser stuck the eye of the area for its unheard of firepower and ambitious high-velocity 7.63×25mm cartridge. This observed its final expression within the first-ever select-fire handgun – the 'Schnellfeuer' laptop pistol, fed through a removable journal and delivering either full-automatic and single-shot modes.

The C ninety six was once the 1st semi-automatic pistol to work out wrestle, arming each side within the moment Anglo-Boer warfare, and seeing provider with the German, Russian, chinese language and different militaries. generally bought commercially, it was once carried by way of none except Winston Churchill within the Sudan and South Africa, grew to become prized by way of the Irish Republican military and Soviet revolutionaries, or even armed Han Solo within the 'Star Wars' movies.

Featuring full-colour paintings and an array of unveiling photos, this is often the engrossing tale of the C ninety six Broomhandle Mauser, the ground-breaking semi-automatic pistol that armed a iteration of army group of workers, adventurers and revolutionaries on the flip of the 20 th century.

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Patton Tanks (Images of War) by Michael Green

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By Michael Green

The finish of WW2 and the early chilly conflict years observed the necessity for a extra robust tank than the Sherman and Pershing tanks. the 1st Patton tanks (M46) have been switched over Pershings which observed provider in Korea. because the chilly warfare intensified, the M47 with a better 90mm gun and turret went into mass construction (9000 outfitted) and countered the Soviet construct up.

The M48 entered carrier in 1953 and the M47s have been bought off to allies whose armies have been being rebuilt.

The unique M48 had severe deficiencies. however over 12000 of various versions (MY8A1/A2/A2C) got here into provider. those have been through the M48A3 which the Marines took to Vietnam.

In the overdue Fifties the americans overcame their aversion to diesel energy and the M60 with its British designed 105mm gun got here into carrier. by means of 1982 over 15000 devices have been inbuilt 4 simple models.

Simultaneously 2 hundred of the M48A5 with the 105mm gun went into carrier with the military Reserve and nationwide safeguard and pleasant international armies.

To complicate concerns, international locations reminiscent of Israel made their very own transformations to M48s which remained in provider till the overdue 1990s.

As this interesting e-book unearths Pattons have been made into expert function autos, be they anti-aircraft, flame throwers, restoration, wrestle engineer.

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Warman's Watches Field Guide (Warman's Field Guides) by Reyne Haines

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By Reyne Haines

With a hundred% new content material and greater than four hundred lovely colour pictures, Warman's Watches box Guide is the basic moveable consultant to 1 of the most popular gathering categories.

This publication covers greater than a hundred years of watches from greater than 50 watch manufactures, together with well-known Swiss (Patek Phillipe, Cyma, Rolex, Omega, Breitling) and American (Bulova, Illinoins, Eligin, Hamilton) businesses. every one directory from those businesses, and others, includes a precise description and actual pricing info, in addition to pictures of near-mint as opposed to the common watch, all of with the intention to be supporting you in deciding upon and valuing their very own collections.

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